Avalanche survivor loses battle with life

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NEW DELHI: Siachen avalanche survivor, Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, Thursday died due to multiple organ failure, after waging a grim battle for life for nine days.           

The end for the doughty soldier came a little before noon, three days after he was miraculously pulled out alive from under 30 feet of ice-and-snow debris where he lay buried for six days on the unforgiving Siachen glacier. 

“Lance Naik Hanamanthappa is no more. He breathed his last at 11:45 AM today,” the Army Research and Referral Hospital said.    

 

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